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Calendar: May 24-31

Parties, gatherings and events in the week to come



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Bi Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos (photo by Jean Claude; courtesy Seth Cohen PR)

Friday, May 24

Author and filmmaker John Waters appears at Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book “Mr. Know-It-All.” Waters will be in conversation with Stephen Thompson. Admission is free. No reservation required. Seating is first come, first served. For details, visit

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) presents Blush, a new gay dance party, tonight from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Geneva Confectionn hosts the party. Cover is $5 and includes clothes/coat check. For more information, visit

Birds of Prey Drag Show is at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) tonight at 9:30 p.m. This show is part of D.C. Black Pride weekend. Performers will include guest drag performer Raquel Lord, recording artist Billy Winn and local queens Brooklyn Heights, Iyana Deschanel, Sasha Adams Sanchez, Alicia Love, Crystal Edge, Kedra Lattimore and Deja Diamond. Kristina Kelly hosts the event. This is an 18-and-over show. For details, visit

Saturday, May 25

Indie-electronic band Passion Pit brings its “Manners 10 year Anniversary Tour” to the Anthem (901 Wharf St., S.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. The band is fronted by bisexual singer Michael Angelakos. The tour celebrates the 10 year anniversary of their debut studio album,“Manners.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40-119. For more details, visit

Avalon Saturdays presents Battle of the DJs: Madscience vs. Wess at Soundcheck (1420 K St., N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Drag show is from 10:30-11:30 p.m. There will be a Jameson and Tito’s open bar from 11 p.m.-midnight. General admission tickets are $15. VIP tickets are $20 and include express entry and access to private VIP lounge with bar and bartender. For more information, visit

Qwerty, an LGBT dance party, is at Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) tonight from 10 p.m.-2:45 a.m. DJ Adam Koussari-Amin, DJ Dvonne and DJ Jeff Prior will spin hard-pop, queer-step, disco and more. Ruth Allen Ginsburg will give a performance. No cover. For more details, visit

Desiree Dik hosts Oddball at Slash Run (201 Upshur St., N.W.) tonight from 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Drag performers include Miss Buffy Wilde, Squealia, Cake and Blasfemme. Cover is $5. For more information, visit

Sunday, May 26

Flash (645 Florida Ave., N.W.) hosts Flashy Memorial Day Weekend, a dance party, tonight from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. DJ Twin and DJ Sean Morris will play music on the main floor until 5 a.m. DJ Saint will spin tracks on the roof deck. Extended bar runs until 4 a.m. Cover is $20. For more information, visit

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts Church, a Memorial Day Weekend party, tonight from 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Geneva Confectionn, Jaxknife Complex and Pussy Noir will co-host and perform. Rev. Jesse Jackson and Wess the DJ will spin tracks. For more details, visit

Monday, May 27

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts PrideTease, a day party hosted by Vernon A. Wall and Aaron Riggins, today from 2-7 p.m. DJs will play music from Capital Pride’s headliners and there will also be an opportunity to win prizes and Pride packages. There will also be popsicles and a surprise performance. For more details, visit

Tuesday, May 28

The D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.) hosts genderqueer D.C., a support group for people who identify outside of the gender binary, tonight at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 29

Gay Women of Rehoboth take a bus trip to the Newseum today from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The bus leaves CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.) at 8 a.m. and will head to the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.). The group will visit the “Rise Up” exhibit. The rest of the day is free to explore D.C. The bus departs at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include round-trip transportation, driver tip and admission to the Newseum. For details, visit

The Lambda Bridge Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. No reservations required and new comers welcome. If you need a partner, call 703-407-6540.

Thursday, May 30

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 11 viewing party tonight from 9-10:30 p.m. Jaxknife Complex hosts the party. There will be games and free drinks throughout the episode. Wess the DJ will spin tracks after the episode. Extended happy hour is until 10 p.m. For more information, visit

Venus Valhalla hosts Thirst Trap Thursdays at Pitchers D.C. (2317 18th St., N.W.) tonight at 11 p.m. Local drag talent will perform. For details, visit

The National LGBTQ Task Force and NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance) host the inaugural reception Heritage and Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ API Communities to celebrate queer and transgender Asian Pacific Islanders. There will be light programming, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. For more information, visit

Friday, May 31

Alliance Française de Washington D.C. (2142 Wyoming Ave., N.W.) hosts Tristan Cabello, assistant director of the master of liberal arts at Johns Hopkins University Tristan Cabello to discuss “Gay Paris: A Short History of Gay Rights in France” tonight from 7-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the Q&A. Tickets are $10 for AFDC members and $15 for non-members. For more information, search “A Short History of Gay Rights in France, talk by Tristan Cabello” on Eventbrite.


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CAMP Rehoboth’s final concert of the season is almost here

Chorus performs ‘Music of the Night’



CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is ready to close out another season.

CAMP Rehoboth Chorus will perform “Music of the Night” on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church. 

The chorus will sing more than 36 song selections, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Could’ve Danced All Night” and “In the Still of the Nite.”

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on CAMP Rehoboth’s website.

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LGBTQ science fans, gather here

‘Building Space & Amplifying Voices’ event held at AT&T Forum



“LGBTQ+ in STEAM: Building Space & Amplifying Voices” will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at AT&T Forum.

This event will celebrate and empower LGBTQ individuals in the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics fields. There will be a diverse range of speakers who will share their experiences and insights on how to create more inclusive spaces and amplify LGBTQ voices in the STEAM industry. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: September 22-28

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, September 22

“Center Aging Monthly Luncheon with Yoga and Bingo” will be at 12 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Bingo will be hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. To RSVP, visit the DC Center’s website

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social in the City” at 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott Dupont Circle. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for trans people and those who may be questioning their gender identity or expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more details, email [email protected]

Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area. For more details, visit WiTT’s closed Facebook group

Saturday, September 23

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy brunch with other LGBTQ folk. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Black Lesbian Support Group will be at 11 a.m. on Zoom. This is a support group devoted to the joys and challenges of being a Black lesbian. For more details, email [email protected]

Sunday, September 24

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is ideal for those looking to make new friends & connections in the DMV’s LGBTQ community. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Monday, September 25

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter

Queer Book Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month’s reading is “Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex” by Angela Chen. For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, September 26

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ+ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. This event is a weekly cocktails and dinner social mixer for the LGBTQIA community in Frederick, Md. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for people who identify outside the gender binary, whether bigender, agender, gender fluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more details, visit

Wednesday, September 27

Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Asexual & Aromantic Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is a place where people questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, September 28

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing your name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions you may have. A link to the event will be sent at 6 p.m. the day before.

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